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Morocco

Morocco
  • Capital

    Capital

    Rabat

  • Local time

    Local time

    16:22

  • Population

    Population

    33.85 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +212

  • Currency

    Currency

    DH MAD (dirham)

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Morocco

Morocco
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Rabat

  • Local time

    Local time

    16:22

  • Population

    Population

    33.85 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +212

  • Currency

    Currency

    DH MAD (dirham)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 415

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.38 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    346mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    446 550 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    34%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    13%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    68%

  • Railways

    Railways

    2109km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    7.74 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Arab-Berber - 99 %
    Jewish
    other - 1 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Islam - 99 %
    Islam - 99 %
    Christian - 1 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    69.4%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Arabic
    Berber languages
    Tachelhit

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    245 800

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    0.7 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    45.4%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    8.1%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    107 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.1%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    phosphate rock mining and processing, food processing, leather goods, textiles, construction, energy, tourism

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    barley, wheat, citrus fruits, grapes, vegetables, olives, livestock, wine

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    phosphates, iron ore, manganese, lead, zinc, fish, salt

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    90%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    phosphates, iron ore, manganese, lead, zinc, fish, salt

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    11%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    59 864kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    69 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    26

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What not to do when visiting Morocco

1/23
Marker Morocco
Street & Behavioral

Don’t eat, drink, smoke or chew chewing gum in public during the holy month of Ramadan.

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2/23
Marker Morocco
Street & Behavioral

Don't visit mosques unless you are a Muslim - it's usually prohibited.

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3/23
Marker Morocco
Street & Behavioral

Don't offer alcohol to a Muslim unless you are in a bar or they are already imbibing.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Morocco is the only country in Africa that is not part of the African Union.

4/23
Marker Morocco
Street & Behavioral

Don't eat or hand over thigs with your left hand, as this is used for personal hygiene. The right hand is used for greeting and eating.

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5/23
Marker Morocco
Business & Communication

Don't forget to discuss general matters when meeting with someone. A handshake is a common form of greeting between individuals of same-sex. Friends may kiss on both cheeks. Wait for the woman to extend her hand for the handshake (if at all).

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6/23
Marker Morocco
Street & Behavioral

Don't take pictures of snakes, monkeys, dancers without paying.

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7/23
Marker Morocco
Street & Behavioral

Don't immediately trust everyone - be careful when someone approaches you without an invitation in case they take advantage of their naive or rip you off.

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8/23
Marker Morocco
Business & Communication

Don't get involved in a any kind of drugs, even the penalties for possessing small amount of drug are very harsh.

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9/23
Marker Morocco
Street & Behavioral

Don’t criticise anyone publicly - it may cause losing face.

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10/23
Marker Morocco
Business & Communication

Don't offend with your clothes - wear decent clothes, although casual gear is widely acceptable, wearing any clothing that reveals whole arms or legs is disrespectful except on the beach or poolside.

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11/23
Marker Morocco
Street & Behavioral

Don't rush on things - be patient and chatty. Moroccan chattiness makes everyday interactions more pleasant. When offered tea, it's polite to take a sip at least.

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12/23
Marker Morocco
Street & Behavioral

Don’t wear expensive shiny clothes and jewellery - keep a low profile to avoid extra attention and pickpockets.

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13/23
Marker Morocco
Social Events

Don’t wipe your hands on your napkin - the washing basin will be brought around the table at the end of the meal.

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14/23
Marker Morocco
Business & Communication

Don't enter taxi without meter or agreed taxi fare.

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15/23
Marker Morocco
Street & Behavioral

Don’t necessarily photograph military installations or government buildings - local authorities can question you.

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16/23
Marker Morocco
Business & Communication

Don’t forget Friday is a Muslim holy day and everything is closed. Many companies also close on Thursday, making weekend Thursday and Friday.

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17/23
Marker Morocco
Social Events

Don’t bring or offer alcohol when invited to someone’s home. Gifts are not opened when received usually.

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18/23
Marker Morocco
Social Events

Don’t enter someone’s home without removing your shoes.

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19/23
Marker Morocco
Business & Communication

Don't expect fancy toilets in all places - bring tissues with you.

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20/23
Marker Morocco
Business & Communication

Don’t attempt to cross the border to Algeria at any point - it's closed.

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21/23
Marker Morocco
Street & Behavioral

Don’t forget consensual same-sex relations are criminalised in Morocco.

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22/23
Marker Morocco
Business & Communication

Don’t forget the rainy season takes place from November to March, especially in the High Atlas Valley area.

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23/23
Marker Marrakesh
Business & Communication

Don't pay the first price you're told in a market - haggling is expected almost everywhere.

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